Solve Your Most Complex Problems
A Systematic Approach to Problem-Solving and Innovation for Everyone in Your Organization
Solve Your Most Difficult Problems While Learning a Repeatable Process
What if you and your team could learn how to solve your most difficult problems?
What if everyone had the tools to find better solutions quickly?
What if in just a few months you solved your biggest challenges – and were able to get tangible value?
The key to finding better solutions is asking better questions. And to ask better questions you need a repeatable, predictable, and learnable process.
Introducing the Invisible Solutions group learning program. During this 16 week program, you will learn how to reframe and solve your most difficult problems. This isn’t theory; it is about practical application and problem-solving. You will produce real-results by solving real problems. The program will pay for itself – many times over – in a matter of weeks.
The 16 Week Program
Included in the program are:
- A custom video to kick-off the program
- Two live video calls with Stephen Shapiro
- Instructional videos that explain the process with examples, stories, and frameworks
- Discussion guide for each video
- Downloadable tools and templates
- A subscription to our Invisible Solutions Lens Browser for all participants
After watching each video, the group discusses and applies the content to solve their most difficult problems. Here’s the program outline:
WEEK 0: Custom Video to Kick Off the Program
The program starts with a custom video from Stephen Shapiro sharing the process of problem-solving and how to go through the program to get the greatest results. Stephen will explain how to ask an important question. By the end of the program, not only will you have learned a process for solving complex problems, but you will also have solutions to your most important challenges.
WEEKS 1 – 8: Weekly Video Segments on the Process of Problem-Solving
For the first 8 weeks, you and your team will receive a 10 to 15-minute “videobook” segment of Stephen reading his book Invisible Solutions. Think of it as an audiobook on steroids; video with animations to enhance the experience. (see a sample below)
This covers the first section of the book which is background on problem-solving, including a number of exercises designed to challenge participants and get them thinking in new ways. The topics include:
- A Left-Brained Approach to Innovation
- Why Better Questions Lead to Better Answers
- The Impact of Poor Questions
- Why We Ask Terrible Questions
- An Overview of the 25 Lenses for Reframing
WEEK 8: First Live Call About Using the 25 Lenses to Solve Problems
Now that you and your team have learned the basics, it is time to start the real application. Therefore, it is critical that everyone deeply understands the process of reframing and solving problems. On a live video call just for your organization/team, Stephen explains the process and then demonstrates the application real-time by solving a real-world problem. Everyone will leave this call understanding HOW to solve problems and how to use the tools. In addition, everyone will identify one problem they want to solve over the next 5 weeks.
WEEKS 9 – 13: Daily Short Video with the 25 Lenses
We now move to the real problem-solving. This is an innovation sprint where each day you will learn about a new lens with a short 2.5 minute video. The video tells you about the lens, when to use it, how to use it, and examples of it in action. Then each day you will spend 10 minutes applying the lens to the one problem you previously defined. After 5 weeks of practice and application, you will understand the process deeply, have build a habit, and have solutions to your challenging problem. All participants will receive access to the Invisible Solutions Lens Browser at this time.
WEEK 13: Second Live Call with Reflection and Looking Forward
Now that you have experienced and applied the process, you will almost certainly have question. So it is time for a live Q&A call where Stephen will answer any questions you might have. This will be recorded and posted in the program’s portal. He will also share what to expect over the next few weeks.
WEEKS 14 – 16: Weekly Videos on Creating a Culture of Innovation
The final three weekly video segments explore how to apply the problem-solving process you learn to drive a culture of innovation. These videos focus on a concept called Challenge-Centered Innovation and Stephen’s FAST Innovation® Model (Focus, Ask Shift, Test). The conversations surround differentiation, breakthrough thinking, and failure.
Solve Real Problems; Produce Real ROI
When you and your team have completed this program, you will have created tangible value for the organization. Not only will everyone learn a process that can be used daily, but you will have solved some of your most difficult problems.
Here is a 3-minute sample from the videobook. If you want to know the answer to the question in this video, write me!Contact Us to Learn More About Group Learning